By Adan R. Penilla, Angela Lee Taylor

Raising a brood is quite a responsibility. Nothing is more impressive than teaching your children a second language like American Sign Language (ASL). You can use the signs shown here every day around the house. As you’re hanging out with your Deaf chums, see which signs they use with their children and take note. These signs have to do with everyday life of the family, whether Deaf or hearing.

SLEEP:

asl-sleep

DREAM:

asl-dream

REST:

asl-rest

PRAY:

asl-pray

LAUGH:

asl-laugh

VACATION:

asl-vacation

SCHOOL:

asl-school

COLLEGE:

asl-college

BEDTIME:

asl-bedtime

CHORES:

asl-chores

ACTIVITY:

asl-activity

BABY:

asl-baby

CHILD:

asl-child

HOMEWORK:

asl-homework